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How to replace tap spindles?

rammo001
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How to replace tap spindles?

I have 2 taps that are leaking and require fixing. They do not have washers. Can you supply spindles that will fix the problem. Attached is a photo of the taps.

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Replace tap spindles

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @rammo001. It's fabulous to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about replacing tap spindles.

 

Where are the taps leaking from? Is it through the spout or around their base at the cover flange? If they are leaking around the cover flange, you'd likely not need to replace the spindle, just the spindles fibre washer.

 

You can replace your current spindles with suitable 1/4 or 1/2 turn ceramic disc basin spindles. To ensure you'll purchase the correct item, please take your existing spindle to your closest store and speak with a plumbing expert. They'll match what you have up with the correct replacement.

 

Please let me know if you have questions or need further assistance.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Replace tap spindles

They are leaking from spout. If you turn right off then they leak. Need to turn back a little to stop leak

MitchellMc
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Bunnings Team Member

Re: Replace tap spindles

That sounds like some new spindles are in order, @rammo001. It's unusual for ceramic discs to fail, and having both of them go is a bit odd. Is the leaking a new occurrence, or have they always done so? If they always leaked, this could be a case of the tap seats needing to be re-ground flat.

 

The easiest option is to swap out for new spindles, and then if those also leak, you'll know that a seat re-grinding is in order.

 

Mitchell

 

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